Imprisonment has traditionally been a contested topic and, in the Italian context, the field of Captivity Studies has recently emerged in response to the need of questioning the impact of a variety of forms of imprisonment on the national memory and identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Thus, the Italian case is an extremely fruitful testbed to evaluate to what extent the transformations undergone throughout the last century by culturally relevant forms of imprisonment shaped public discourse and were represented in trans-medial context.
Bringing together scholars engaged with the theme of captivity across different research areas in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, this conference aims to be a forum for discussing how trans-medial fictional and non-fictional representations of captivity (including e.g. fascist political confinement, WWII internment, political abductions, ransom kidnappings, penitentiaries, asylums and refugee camps), shaped – and shape – public opinion and the legislator, thus helping redefine the genre of testimony within the Italian criminological, literary and philosophical traditions.
This two-day symposium was organized under the aegis and with the support of the Humanities Center (University of Rochester), the Humanities Department (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (York University).
2021 VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
February 26 between 12 and 3:30 p.m. on YouTube Live
The virtual celebration, Rooted and Resilient, is in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the national declaration of Black History Month in Canada; also, the United Nations (UN) designated and proclaimed that the decade from 2015-2024 is dedicated as the international decade for people of African descent.
Gwyn Chapman and Ray Gover will be hosting this virtual celebration, which will feature the following program:
The Honourable MP Judy Sgro, welcome messages
The Honourable Jean Augustine, keynote speaker
Rosemary Sadlier, keynote speaker
Bolu Sings, special musical performance
Winston LaRose, a.k.a. Mr. Jane and Finch, keynote speaker
Paul Jones, featured speaker
Mark-Anthony Kaye and Cynthia Appiah, a special interview
Jamal Campbell, featured speaker
York University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rhonda L. Lenton, and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, a message on Black History Month
Jaxon Hume, special reading
Highly-Favoured Blake, musical performance
Dr. Maurice Bygrave, featured speaker
Ballmatics powered by QSLA, speaker
The Basement Gang, special performance
Bob Marley Legacy, musical tribute
Annet and The Planets, musical performance
Edo Royal Troupe, musical presentation
Nelson Mandela Legacy, video tribute
Gwyn Chapman, closing message
Follow yorkulions.ca for updates and information on this important celebration!
Virtual Black History Month Rooted and Resilient Celebration is brought to you by the Jane Finch Concerned Citizens Organization (the JFCCO) PROJECT and JF-ECI Initiative. It was made possible by the stewardship of Elder Winston Larose and his Jane and Finch Concerned Citizens Organization, driven in conjunction with the Athletics & Recreation Department at York University and in coalition with many local community organizations & leaders. This virtual event represents the start of a year-long capacity-building Program to celebrate Black/African Peoples’ achievements and contributions to Canadian society. To find out more about the JFCCO Project, please visit mrjaneandfinch.com
Come celebrate 25 years of the Vanier Improv Company (VIC) for what promises to be a night to remember.
***Order by Mon. Feb. 22 at noon to get your VIC 25th Anniversary Gift Package in time for the show***
Join us inside our Elegant Virtual Venue for a Pre-Show and Post-Show Reception where you can reconnect and spend quality time with your alumni friends, reminisce with our VIC 25th Anniversary Slideshow, and make new memories with our virtual Photo Booth!
Watch the show in style with our VIC 25th Anniversary Gift Package*, which includes a Limited Edition VIC 25th Anniversary Mug, the VIC 25th Anniversary Commemorative Postcard Program, and some snacks to enjoy during the show.
Hosted by Mike “Nug” Nahrgang and Kaitlyn Stollery, the show will feature Live and Pre-recorded Performances by VIC alumni, including Foad HP, Ron Sparks, the All Female Improv Set (featuring VIC alumni), the Current VIC Company, and other special guest performances.
To contribute VIC photos for the VIC 25th Anniversary Slideshow, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
$10, $15, $25, $50 or “name your own price”
*Delivery by Sat. Feb. 27 for all tickets ordered by Mon. Feb. 22 at noon. Orders received after Mon. Feb. 22 at noon will receive the VIC 25th Anniversary Gift Package following the event.
This webinar series will focus on broad topics of interest for communities given the global pandemic we’re facing. York researchers and community leaders will share their knowledge and experience and engage with us on these issues. The event will be moderated by York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit. Issues of wellness and connection are more important than ever. We hope you can join us from the safety and comfort of your home. Keep well and be safe!
COVID-19 has placed a strain on the human services sector, with increased demands and challenges with doing business differently. Frontline workers are facing increased strains to support clients while maintaining their own health and wellness. York University Professor Nazilla Kahnlou will address issues of mental health for frontline workers.
Sex Ed doesn’t have to be awkward. Knowing about sexual health, consent, and safe sex can help keep yourself and others safe regardless if you are engaging in sexual activity or not. This workshop is open and welcoming to all levels of knowledge and experience. Monday, March 1, 1 – 2 p.m. Registration required. Bonus: Participants will be entered an Uber Eats gift card
Title: Lakes in a changing climate.
Registration: Free, but register here for the zoom link:
The seminar Series is titled: LEGALLY RADICAL? The Role of Law in Emancipatory Struggles. The seminar intends to explore the dynamics of the ‘Shift to Law’ in contemporary politics, that is, how political and social movements progressively turn to law -translating their political claims into legal language- as their primary site for the pursuit of an elusive political emancipation.
In our first session, on Monday, March 1, 2021, 4 p.m. EST time, we will have, as the main speaker, Jessica Whyte, author of The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism.
Please join ACMAPS and experience a warm and inviting virtual atmosphere where you can meet a mature student peer mentor and connect with other mature students on campus.
The session is 1-hour long, informal and conducted via Zoom by a peer mentor. The virtual café hour sessions are meant to create a sense of connection & engagement for our mature students, during these unprecedented times. Drop-ins are welcome.
Meeting ID: 945 9241 3398
Join Learning Skills Services and ACMAPS to learn more about effective strategies for studying and completing coursework remotely. This workshop will include discussion and tips around how to balance school and family responsibilities.
Register for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3kfa8nj
Please note that you must register with a York U email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.